Theology of Creative Limitations

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Austin Kleon in the final chapter of his book Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative gives some amazing creative advice. Tilting the chapter “Creativity is Subtraction,” Kleon talks about the benefits of putting limitations upon your creative process. It’s a great chapter in a great book that you really ought to read, and in this chapter he includes this quote from Jack White:

“Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want—that just kills creativity.”

Ever since I read this book, I’ve been mulling it over because I know that there has to be something spiritual about this concept of finding greater creative expression through limitations. In thinking about this, I remembered this passage:

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Top Church Tech Blogs [2015]

Top Church Tech Blogs - 2015

We asked for submissions so that we could put together a new list of ChurchMag’s 30 Top Church Tech Blogs and you guys did not disappoint. With over 25 new submissions, we have never had a more powerful and accurate list (the 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists). The stats have been compiled and the results […]

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Does Graphic Design Help the Church?

Does Graphic Design Help The Church

I’ve been a fan of graphic art all my life. When I was 10 it was comic books. I vividly remember walking into the grocery store near my house and picking up an issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Seeing illustrations of Spidey swinging through the streets of New York City was life changing. I immediately wanted […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Church Bulletin

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Church bulletins. You gotta love ’em. Or not. Since moving to the US, we’ve been visiting many different churches in our search for a new spiritual home. That was an interesting experience, to say the least, and one that has taught us much about what churches are doing right—and wrong. One aspect of our church […]

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The Social Media Pet Peeve Podcast [Podcast #69]

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A few weeks ago we asked you all what your biggest social media pet peeves were—and you answered! On this week’s podcast, we share your social media pet peeves, our own, and discuss. 😀 If we didn’t mention your own social media pet peeve on the podcast, be sure to let us know using the […]

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Church Tech Snack Pack #086

Snack Pack 086

I love me some cheese puffs (see the featured image?). The only problem is, they’re not easy to eat while using a computer. Am I right? (I’m especially looking at you, white Mac keyboard…) Enough nonsense…here come the links…

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Social Media Fails: Staffers Gone Rogue

CM Social Media Fail - Staffers

In this short series on social media fails, we’ve looked at various categories of campaigns or posts gone bad. Most of them were either bad timing, bad judgment, or bad research. In this post, we’ll look at some major gaffes that were the result of staffers gone rogue. One of the best known examples is British […]

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